With childhood obesity on the rise, the Fairmont chain of hotels has set out to establish a new menu for children that will contain healthy options.
According to an article in USA Today, the group will “swap out refined flour for whole wheat, add more fruits and vegetables, and use healthier cooking methods (yes, less frying).
Set to be implemented in early March, the hotels have already begun promoting healthy nutrition to its youngest guests.
These changes are not limited to America. In Monaco, the Fairmont Monte Carlo regularly holds a “Little Chefs” program where public school kids are taught how their favorite foods can be turned into more healthy options.
Similarly, here in the United States, a Fairmont in Pittsburgh teamed up with a local organization, Grow Pittsburgh, to have schoolchildren “turn an inner city schoolyard into an edible garden.”
The changes will be simple, such as serving chicken fingers prepared with organic poultry, and served with vegetables rather than French fries.
And for children who are ready to transition from the kids menu to the adult menu, the hotels will be allowing children to order from Fairmont’s Lifestyle Cuisine Plus menu, which will allow them to order child-size portions of adult dishes at half the price.
Other hotels will undoubtedly be making similar strides to offer healthier food options, making 2012 a promising year for positive changes and healthier diets for people worldwide.
Source: USA Today
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